Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

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My 5yr old, is so grounding….he reminds me of the beautiful, good, little, free things in life.



My 5 yr old, is a delightful little boy, very happy, kind, calm, cute, inquisitive, well behaved, chatty, very bright little boy.

He has a very cherub like face, with his chubby cheeks, and huge bright blue eyes, blonde hair and that sparkle in his eyes and his face lights up when he talks about things with passion, and excitement, as he often does.

He delights, in all the little things in life, truly enjoying them and being happy with them, not wanting more like we do as we get older. He’s grateful and joyous with what he has. What he has is enough. He’s always thanking God for everything too, which gets me right in my heart.

He’s always giving me things, like little weeds, leaves, rocks, stones, feathers and encourage this, and I always take delight in anything he gives me, and never tire of it, because I encourage my children’s sense of giving and a weed, or stone, is all little kids have to give and it is special to them. So, it’s special to me.

He loves nature, loves the beach – and this was such a lovely moment in this photo, where we were just giggling and laughing at the surf washing over our legs. It was perfect, nothing more in the 20 minutes we spent giggling and laughing, connecting and joy, needed.

My 5 yr old, reminds me constantly of the delight, in small things, in free things, in the beauty all around us.

He doesn’t see weeds, he sees beautiful flowers.

He doesn’t see just leaves, he sees how shiny and smooth they are and how beautiful the different green colours are.

He has so much of that childlike passion and delight for everything in life.

His favourite letter he has been learning in prep to write, is j – and giggles how it’s ‘possum tail & a dot’ – he thinks it’s funny and his giggle if so infectious.

Our children are gifts from God, to not take for granted, and to realise, we learn as much from them, as they do from us.

Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

3 thoughts on “My 5yr old, is so grounding….he reminds me of the beautiful, good, little, free things in life.

  1. What a beautiful post. I always want children around me to remind me to see life through the eyes of wonder. Thank you for sharing.

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